Factory Records

Factory Records was a Manchester based British independent record label, started in 1978 by Tony Wilson and Alan Erasmus, which featured several prominent musical acts on its roster such as Joy Division, New Order, A Certain Ratio, The Durutti Column, Happy Mondays, Northside and (briefly) James and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. Like the label 4AD Records, Factory Records used a creative team (most notably record producer Martin Hannett and graphic designer Peter Saville) which gave the label, and the artists recording for it, a particular sound and image. The label employed a unique cataloguing system that gave a number not just to its musical releases, but to artwork and other objects.

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Cath Carroll - Career
... In early 1987 they came to the attention of Factory Records head Tony Wilson, who released two singles "When it All Comes Down", and "Break the Code" ... album was released in June 1991 on the Factory Records label ... with the Cath Carroll EP released on TeenBeat records, and used a Robert Mapplethorpe portrait of Carroll on the cover of their Perfect Teeth album in the same year ...
Blue Monday (New Order Song) - Packaging
... Blue Monday” and Power, Corruption Lies are two of four Factory releases from this time period to employ the colour code, the others being "Confusion" by New ... The single’s original sleeve, created by Factory designer Peter Saville and Brett Wickens, was die-cut with a silver inner sleeve ... It cost so much to produce that Factory Records actually lost money on each copy sold ...
Factory Records Recording Artists
... See also List of Factory Records recording artists The bands with the most numerous releases on Factory Records include Joy Division/New Order, Happy Mondays, Durutti Column ...
Paul Hawkins (musician) - Singles
... The Evil Thoughts" (Split 7" with L'il Lost Lou) (Jezus Factory Records - 2007) "The Bigger Bone" (Jezus Factory Records - 2007) "I Believe in Karma" (Jezus Factory Records - 2008) "Don't Blind Me With ...
Trevor Johnson (designer)
... career as a commercial illustrator and went on to become a freelance graphic designer, designing record sleeves and branding for Factory Records and ... created as Trevor Johnson and with his partner business Johnson/Panas for factory records are documented in the Factory Records Catalogue of sleeves and ...

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